A bit of Kawaii

I’ve never understood the whole Kawaii thing, only that it’s all pretty and pink features.

Apparently it’s the Japanese for cute.

Cute it is and in many Kawaii I see there is certainly connotations of shyness, embarrassment, vulnerability, darlingness and lovability. In fact all things adorable and fluffy.

I actually follow a real life Kawaii blogger on Facebook who often gets on live and does her makeup etc. Though judging by the audience of mostly men, part of me wonders about the desire that women behave in a vulnerable cute way is ultimately what draws this particular audience in the western countries.

I’m not sure. I watch because it fascinates me to see how a face once done over can look so damn different.

The whole made up appearance. Though I do observe a level of sexuality to the whole thing outside of Japanese culture.

In some ways it’s used as a fetish for some people and I’ve often wondered about that . To me personally Kawaii is adorable and cute but reminds me of innocence and vulnerability.

Think Hello Kitty and I think lollipops and candy floss.


Good girl Kawaii outfit from Star Sugar at the UP Event

Bon bon hair which is a free gift (with full huds) from bonbon / nani

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Skin and makeup by Pink Fuel

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Backdrop City


2 thoughts on “A bit of Kawaii

  1. I like the Kawaii because it’s so cute and pretty but I’m not happy that it’s also mixed up with Japanese school girls in a way that’s just not appropriate

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